(I wasn’t sure when to post it and I’m hoping I’m not messing things up.)
What are your pet peeves?
(I wasn’t sure when to post it and I’m hoping I’m not messing things up.)
What are your pet peeves?
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Welcome Back to another episode of Blog Tour Interviews and Reviews! Here in HauntingGhostTown where everything’s in my honest opinion! And so without further ado, here are the reviews and interviews!
REVIEWS: I’ve decided to make the 2x Book Reviews into ONE BONUS BOOK REVIEWS! For both Kaitlyn (Beloved) and Faith (Freedom)!
What’s your favorite character(s) from “Beloved”? Uh . . . asking that is like asking a mother who her favorite child is. *thinks* Um. Though I love Cara, I’d have to say probably Eddie. He doesn’t play a huge role in the story (other than being Cara’s foster brother), so there’s not a whole lot of detail about him. But I love him anyway.
What’s your favorite scene and part of the story Again, an impossible question! I love the ending scene, and pretty much every scene with all the brothers together. If you’ve read the book, you probably know why!
What are your favorite books, movies, music, etc? I adore Charles Martin-type books, with beautiful prose, but I also love clean thrillers (particularly military thrillers) like the Sgt. Major Eric Moyer series. Any books like that (minus romance, preferably), and I’ll be an instant fan! As for movies, I enjoy some crime shows, and old westerns (who says B&W shows are awful?!). Music? Did anyone say music?? I loooove music. I love bluegrass, southern gospel, instrumentals (like Craig Duncan and The Piano Guys), etc. To tell of all my favorites would take up pages.
How would you deal with writers block? Uhhh . . . I don’t? Haha, um, I’m only half serious. If I just can’t get the story written, I’ll walk away from it, and maybe (that’s a big maybe) come back to it later. Or, if I’m working on a story for something like NaNoWriMo, and I really love it, I just try really hard to force myself through it. Usually I can get back on my feet again if I can forge ahead.
Are you planning on continuing your stories? If you mean by a sequel to Beloved, at the moment, I’m not planning to. I have no plot lines for a continuation of the Cara saga, but if you have some ideas, don’t be afraid to shout them out!
(Faith’s) What inspired you to write Freedom? Originally, the inspiration came from a story I saw on Pinterest about a suicidal Vietnam veteran. Reading that started the wheels to turning and I began fiddling around with this “short story” idea. About two years later, after leaving the story and then coming back to it a dozen times, I had a full-length novel.
What’s your favorite character(s) from Freedom? *wince* Ohhh, that’s hard… Instead of being ordinary and choosing one of the two main characters (both whom I adore), I’m going to say Joe. I just love him. He’s a veteran, Alex’s uncle and closest confidant, and an all-around fabulous guy.
What’s your favorite scene and part of the story? AHHH. That’s a tough one, too. As bad as it sounds, some of my favorite scenes to write were the suicidal ones. Painting that picture of raw pain and aching desperation… *holds heart* Yup, I cried.
What are your favorite books, movies, music, etc? Dangerous question, my dear. Because I could give literal lists for any of the three. But—in an effort to salvage everyone’s sanity—I’ll keep it short.
Books: Two of my favorite books that I’ve read this year are Made for the Journey by Elisabeth Elliot (SUCH an encouraging nonfic!) and Bound by Victoria Lynn (just the sweetest thing).
Movies: The whole Signed Sealed Delivered series. Hands down some of my favorite movies ever. (Yes, cheesy Hallmark. #noshame)
Music: Currently, a few of my favorite songs are Haven’t Seen it Yet by Danny Gokey, Drowning by Chris Young, and Scars by I Am They.
How would you deal with writer’s block? I usually deal with writer’s block by, uh, not writing. I know, I know…not what I’m supposed to say. But it’s true. 😛 Unless I’m working with a deadline or I’m participating in NaNoWriMo, I rarely force myself to write during those times when I’m just not feeling it.
Are you planning on continuing your stories? Yes, I am! Lord willing, there will be two more books in the Liberty’s Battlegrounds series, making Freedom the first in a trilogy. Plans are in the works for book #2!
The United States has fallen. Three years after the 2024 presidential election and the declaration of martial law, the nation is at war against itself. Gangs battle, civilians struggle for survival, and officials of the United Nations thrive. West Johnston, heir to the most powerful ganglord in the country, refuses to continue the family legacy. But, in order to defeat his father, he must become him: bloodthirsty and willing to do whatever it takes for control.
West gains control by helping fellow gangsters, Nate and Simon, when they form an alliance with one of the last remaining townships in America. After years of surviving and winter fast approaching, Springtown is in desperate need of supplies from the two teenagers. When the town leader’s daughter, Rene’, is kidnapped by an unknown rival, Nate and Simon risk their reputations to save her and the town they now love. But without help from West, their rescue mission will fail.
Told in multiple bold, abrasive narratives, THE DIVIDED NATION steps into a future where brotherhood bonds must be stronger than iron to survive a broken world, and faith without courage is dust in the wind.
Amazon: (link to come)
1st place: hardback copy of The Divided Nation. A custom mug with a quote from the book, bookmark, and an exclusive snippet from The Infidel Books.
2nd place: paperback copy of The Divided Nation, bookmark.
3rd place: ebook copy of The Divided Nation.
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Welcome to yet another Character/Author Interview on this blog! Today’s Interview is ANGELA R. WATTS and her Characters from “DIVIDED NATION”! (There’ll be more coming soon once I get the official blog posting dates from my other GR AUTHOR FRIENDS. Then, I’ll have the complete schedule on my previous blog post.)
What inspired you to write The Divided Nation? It started out as a roleplay, but once that ended, I made my own series of books with the help of God. It was one of the MOST inspired novels I’ve ever tackled. I had songs overflowing with just how perfect they were for this novel. I’d written such painful scenes for the story in my room with the lights off and my Christmas lights sparkling against the blue walls. These books have a strong place in my heart and I’d be lying if I said if they didn’t help me feel. Feel the bitter winds a bit more. Feel the sun a bit more. Feel freedom a bit more. So much inspires me to write these books, even the simplest things.
What’s your favorite character(s) from The Divided Nation? I love all of them. I could go on and on about the main leads, but I’m gonna give a moment of appreciation for side characters.
Alex Thompson deserves a blanket, coco, and a hug, as the side character that he is. And Spencer Anderson deserves a break.
What’s your favorite scene and part of the story? I cannot possibly choose favorite scenes… I am often fond of the “break” scenes, where the characters get a moment to breathe, think, and plan, in a mockshift peace. I’m also fond of the scenes where everything is on the wire and the characters must do the unimaginable to survive. So, yes. I enjoyed all of it.
What are your favorite books, movies, music, etc? I’ve got a WIDE range of favorites. I’ll try to keep this simple.
Favorite books: American Assassin by Vince Flynn. Every Bright and Broken Thing by Brian McBride. Ivy Introspective by Kellyn Roth.
Favorite movies: The Patriot. Cheaper by the Dozen. Venom. The Goonies.
Music: Five Finger Death Punch. Fall Out Boy. NF. Twenty One Pilots.
How would you deal with writers block? It depends. Am I burnt out or exhausted? I give myself a reasonable break. Am I unmotivated or lazy? I push on. I’ve got different ways of doing so: take a breather and come back, plot it out a bit more, write anyway, or write something else for a short while before kicking into work mode. I have a whole post about this subject on my blog, for anyone interested.
Are you planning on continuing your stories? Absolutely! I think I would be hunted down in my sleep if I didn’t, ha! Covenant, Whispers of Heaven #2, releases in 2020. I PRAY to have The Infidel Books #2 come out in 2020, too!
What are your pet peeves? West: I guess I’ll go first… Uh… cold coffee.
Gideon: Pet peeves are childish and a waste of time. They can be easily settled. And I think West is lying about that pet peeve.
Rene’: People who like the war.
How old are you? Gideon: Classified, unless you’ve read the book, and Ms. Angela so carelessly tosses that information around.
West: I don’t remember at the moment. 24? Something like that.
Nate: 18, not that it matters to you people.
What’s your favorite color? Rene’: Teal. Or turquoise. Or yellow? No, yellow is awful. Not… blond, of course.
Nate: Blond is beautiful, thank you very much.
Gideon: I don’t have a favorite color.
Nate: Gideon’s favorite color is a bold purple. It brings out his eyes.
West: Blue. Now, can we move on before someone dies?
Favorite hobbies? Rene’: Writing, reading, or farm work. Farm work counts!
Nate: Con work.
Rene’: You’d like the farm work if you have it a chance…
West: I like reading sometimes, don’t know if that’s a hobby, though.
Gideon: I enjoy finding priceless weaponry and restoring them for personal use.
When did the madness begin and will it end? Nate: It started this morning when Simon came through the apartment in his boxers…
Rene’: Nate, she means the end of the world.
Gideon: It started many years ago, after World War II, my research has shown. It didn’t begin in 2024, as politicians will tell you. The mess has been long brewing.
West: But most importantly, it ends soon. We’ll make sure of it.
What haunts you? Gideon: No comment, thank you.
West: I’ve heard Jack sing opera once. My dog ran away that night.
Nate: Every chance I didn’t take.
Rene’: Knowing my mistakes inflict pain on the ones I love.
What are you afraid of? Rene’: Big lizards.
Gideon: Why would you be afraid of big lizards?
Rene’: None of your business. What are you afraid of?
Nate: We can’t all be afraid of failure, that’s unoriginal. My fear is…
West: No, I was talking for myself.
What’s the best and worst things in your life? Rene’: My family is the best. My enemies are my worst.
Nate: Best thing, Simon. Worst thing, Randy Anderson.
West: I’m not sure. I guess similar answers to theirs.
Gideon: Best, endless ammo. Worst, my duct tape supply is not so large.
I’m an NIGHT OWL when it comes to posting important posts on my blog on time. (Ok, I’ve only been late on posting a couple posts on time, but I still post it anyway.) I also find myself up very late writing, reading, YouTubing, and others. I love the NIGHT LIFE, because I get a lot of things done at late night hours until almost 4AM, but I try to finish before 3:30 AM. (My time zone is Mountain Standard Time, USA).